Joss Whedon updates on Avengers 2

“Don’t go bigger, go deeper”

It’s been a while since we heard an update from Joss Whedon on Avengers 2, but the main man has been talking to MTV about all things concerning Marvel’s next raft of movies.

“Don’t go bigger; go deeper,” he says of Avengers 2. “All of these people have met, so you have that out of the way. Now you can spend your time just digging in - and by digging in, I mean with a scalpel, to cause pain.”

As for the rest of Phase 2, Whedon confirms that he’s keeping a watchful eye on developments.

“I read all the scripts and I give notes on everything,” says Whedon. “I’ll look at cuts when they’re ready to show me. I’ll talk to directors if they want to. I try to make myself useful without being intrusive. I’ve gotten to be a part of all of them. That’s a dream job for a kid like me.”

And then there’s also the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show to look forward to…

“You have to bring a bit of spectacle to it,” says Whedon. “It’s got to be bigger than your average cop show. But at the end of the day, it’s about the peripheral people. It’s about the people on the edges of the grand adventures. The whole point of the show is that even with all these big things, the little things matter.”

“It’s about people who don’t have super powers. There will be some people with powers, there will be FX, and there will be the spectacle of science-fiction storytelling - but all played on a very human, small level. That’s the appeal of the thing.”

The Avengers 2 opens in the UK on 1 May 2015.

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